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From riding and training tips, to veterinary and confidence advice, our expert advice section has everything you need to make the most out of your time with your horse.

Perfect polework with Pippa Funnell

Using poles to conquer rhythm and straightness will set you up for a successful jump every time. Pippa Funnell explains how Read Article

Cross-country made simple with Harry Meade

Cross-country nerves can make even the coolest rider lose their focus. Eventer Harry Meade shares his straightforward philosophy for success Read Article

Hacking hang-ups

A hack may seem like the ideal way to spend time with your horse, but confidence issues can soon put a stop to that. H&R has some simple solutions to help you enjoy hacking again Read Article

Getting the nod

Headshaking in horses can be so violent that it prevents them from being ridden and can cause great distress. Vet Sue Dyson from the Animal Health Trust explains more about this strange condition Read Article

Should I remove my horses Wolf teeth?

Q: Should I get my youngster's wolf teeth removed? I've been told that they could cause her all sorts of bitting problems if I don't. What do you suggest? Read Article

Saddle up

Choosing a saddle is a big decision, and knowing when it might not be fitting and performing at its best is important, too. Master Saddler, Roger Coates, explains more Read Article

Worming myths busted

Managing your horse’s worm burden is important for his health and that of your grazing, but with so much information out there, it’s hard to know where to begin. H&R has asked industry experts to help sort the facts from the fiction Read Article

Think twice before loaning or giving your horse away to a ‘good home’

Heart-broken owners have been coming forward with horror tales. Read Article

Meeting Monty

Monty Roberts, famously known as the man who listens to horses, talks to Georgia Guerin about his life and where it all started Read Article

I think I’m a bad rider, how do I gain more confidence in the saddle?

Q: I ride my friend’s lovely cob, but every ride I have on him, I put myself down. I think I’m such a rubbish rider, but my friend tells me otherwise. What can I do to help stop me getting anxious about my riding? Read Article

Nap happy: Part one

Having trouble getting your horse moving? Michael Peace helps you say no to napping for good in our two-part series Read Article

Our tips for buying and selling horses online

There are various ways to buy and sell horses online, however, making your advert appeal to the right buyer, and avoiding scammers, can be tricky. Follow the Horse&Rider guide, to ensure you avoid the pitfalls. Read Article

A simple guide to buying your first horse or pony

We have narrowed down the best information to provide you with a concise, basic buying guide – to ensure that you are getting the most out of your new horse! Read Article

Why do I need to insure my Horse?

Are you comfortable you can afford the ££££'s to treat something as simple as a cut or as serious as an episode of colic? Liability cover is also essential, which protects you should anyone be injured or property damaged by your horse and you are at fault. Check with where you keep or ride your horse as they may insist on a certain level of liability cover. Your horse may be one of the most expensive purchases you make, but they are well worth protecting. The peace of mind of knowing you will have the financial support should the unthinkable happen is priceless Read Article

Confused by insurance?

Insurance needs to be tailored to your specific needs. Find out what cover you might need from Carriagehouse Insurance's Fiona Gordon-Clarke Read Article

Make sense of insurance excess

The excess you choose depends on your budget and why you are buying insurance, says Guy Prest of KBIS British Equestrian Insurance Read Article

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